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This Just Happened: The Island Ollie Never Knew

This Just Happened: The Island Ollie Never Knew

By Alex Nagorski Friday, December 6th, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read GREEN ARROW #26 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

The Outsiders War begins! In “Return To The Island”, the Outsiders are gathering up all the existing Weapon Clans – and the Arrow Clan is the top of their list! Only Shado knows the location of the “Sacred Arrow”, and she claims that the legendary Totem Arrow is hidden back on the Island. Oliver Queen spent years alone on the Island, and while he knows every inch of the landscape, he’s never found trace of the mystic tool. Legend says the Green Arrow is a mythical artifact that gives its bearer power beyond a mortal. It’s one of six ancient weapons, and Oliver’s father told Shado of it before Komodo killed him.

And now, the two pieces of the puzzle have finally come together: Green Arrow knows the location of the island, and Shado knows where on the island the ancient artifact lies. Has Shado been using Green Arrow from the beginning to get the tool for herself? Does she have her own motives to procure the legendary Green Arrow? 

Above, take a look at a gorgeous double-page spread from GREEN ARROW #26 as Ollie and Shado enter the hidden depths of the Island. Then sound off in the comments section below about what this power might mean for Oliver Queen!

GREEN ARROW #26, written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino, is available in stores now.